Lead Architect with strong Infrastructure background

Recruiter
CBS Butler
Location
Hatfield
Salary
£70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted
05 Jul 2021
Closes
02 Aug 2021
Ref
1170415/001
Contact
Charlie Cameron
Discipline
Reliability
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
IT Lead Architect



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Based in Hatfield
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£70,000 - £85,000 DOE
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Start Date - Immediate
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Architect that has - Infrastructure, enterprise and security experience.





What’s the purpose of the job?



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Be the guardian of the IT architecture (data, apps, infrastructure) predominately procured as fully managed services. You will be:
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Accountable for maintaining IT architecture and participate in design initiatives where required
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Oversee and manage the requests coming into change IT architecture (aligning to IT strategy, architecture best practice, upholding security & compliance standards)
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Cost effectively evolve IT architecture to optimise and to make it future proof
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Collaborate with 3rd Party Suppliers, Digital Team, Business Intelligence Team, Security, IT Service and Project Managers to ensure the optimal enterprise wide solution designs are created and maintained
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Establish Architecture Review Board and ensure it is followed
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Provide overall leadership and technical depth to the Architecture Team
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Provide input to IT Strategy



What will I be doing?



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Produce, manage and keep up to date all IT designs, architecture, policy and specification documentation
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Represent Architecture at the Change Advisory Board
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Oversee proactive lifecycle management of IT Landscape
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Provide technical solution designs by taking into consideration business requirements, industry best practices, models, frameworks and security/compliance
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Assuming technical responsibility for IT standards, policy and design for all major projects or major application areas, assisting with the impact assessment and evaluation of new IT design/solution options
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Produce architecture roadmaps that demonstrate the transition from the 'as is' to the target 'to be' state including the major activities, changes and milestones for projects/changes/proposals
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Working with IT Service Team and review IT incidents/monitoring alerts/requirements to identifying trends that impact IT service standards





What qualifications, skills and experience do I need?





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Degree in Computer Science or a technology-related field
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Technology skills: Networking/SD-WAN, Azure/AWS, SOAP/REST API, Web platforms, Win10, Linux,SQL, Service BUS, SOA
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Ability to create a holistic integrated view of the enterprise as well as the ability to design & model
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Highly skilled in analysing current architectures in order to refine, validate and propose target architectures
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Experienced in applying commercial judgement to ensure recommendations are in line with budgets
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Highly experienced and knowledge of diverse business systems and technologies
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Comfortable with documenting and communicating the model used to understand the enterprise, system, application, and network through a series of viewpoints
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Skills in presentation, communication, facilitation
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Adept at working collaboratively both within the IT function and across the broader business teams as well as with a diverse set of 3rd party suppliers
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Enterprise architecture skills combined with other skills in project management, application development and legal environment.
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Architecture frameworks and methods eg TOGAF, Zachman Framework
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Range of technical specialities including - infrastructure, integrations, cloud, applications and data
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Leadership skills and communication skills



Desirable



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ITIL certification
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PRINCE 2
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Understanding of LEAN methodology and framework



• 25% bonus • Family membership under 21 • David Lloyd discounts, e.g. 50% off f&b, 25% discount off PT and kids activities • Friends and family rate, 5 every year • Life assurance • Contributory pension scheme 5% tops • Laptop / mobile • In addition they pay for training and CPD updates

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